Purdue Boilermakers guard Courtney Moses (15) drives to the basket against Michigan State Spartans during the second half at Jack Breslin Students Events Center.MSU won in OT 67-52 Mandatory Credit: Mike Carter-US PRESSWIRE

Michigan State women take on Purdue tonight in B1G quarterfinals


On the heels of a blowout Thursday night against Indiana, Michigan State will now face a much tougher test.

The Spartans (20-10 overall) take on Purdue (22-8) tonight in the quarterfinals of the B1G Tournament.

The two split the season series so it would be expected that on a neutral court tonight’s game should be rather close.

The Spartans won the last meeting on Feb. 19, 67-52 in overtime, but were blowout at Purdue in January.

“Our first meeting obviously was by far the worst game probably in the Big Ten,” MSU senior guard Taylor Alton told the Lansing State Journal. “Then when we got them at home, it really wasn’t our best performance either. So, you know, I think we’re just going to kind of focus on us … work on defense and just do what we can do to kind of stop who we need to and be successful that way.”

Tonight’s game

No. 5 seeded Michigan State vs. No. 4 Purdue

  • Time: Approx. 8:30 p.m. ET
  • TV: BTN

The winner advances to the semifinals against either No. 1 Penn State or No. 8 Minnesota.

Other games today

  • No. 2 Ohio State 57, No. 7 Michigan 48
  • No. 6 Nebraska 80, No. 3 Iowa 68
  • No. 1 Penn State vs. Minnesota

 

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